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Chris Martin Jazz Pianist from Chicago, IL

Will travel up to 50 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 91 Reviews
  • 173 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2008
  • 8 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $100 per hour

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Chris Martin was the house pianist at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Chicago from 1989 to 2007. He played the tea at the Four Seasons Chicago from 2004 thru 2008. At these venues he has performed for, amongst others, President H. W. Bush, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Cardinal George. The list is as wide and varied as are the eminent guests who stay at these establishments. In addition to his hotel playing he has played corporate functions in every major venue in the city. He was voted best ambient music in Chicago Magazine's 2002 Best Of Chicago issue. Chris has covered the gamut musically in his career. Classically trained at the American Conservatory of Music, he has been a keyboard player in top forty bands, a pianist in jazz ensembles, and piano player and singing solo artist for the last twenty years. His repertoire is vast, and his playing styles range from blues to Bach with a consummate knowledge of the American Songbook.

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Review by Peter G.

Private PartyReviewed on December 18, 2022From Chicago, IL

A real pro! Arrived on time , played up an excellent set for a nice evening

Review by Elena S.

WeddingReviewed on October 9, 2022From Chicago, IL

Chris created a lovely atmosphere! Highly recommend :)

Review by Hettie C.

Christmas PartyReviewed on December 12, 2021From Flossmoor, IL

Chris Martin arrived early and was ready to play. We did a singalong of Christmas carols and Chris didn’t miss a beat. Guest made special request and he played them effortlessly. He is pleasant and very talented and I would hire him again and again.

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  • Chicago Piano Player Chris Martin performs Whiter Shade of Pale | Procul Harem
  • Terms of Endearment | Movie Theme
  • Linus and Lucy Theme | Vince Geraldi
  • Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
  • Gymnopedie | Erik Satie
  • Lady in Red | Chris Deburgh
  • Beatles Medley | The Beatles
  • Phantom of Opera Medley | A. Loyd Webber
  • Your Song | Elton John
  • A Whole New World | Disney
  • Greenhouse Shuffle | Chris Martin
  • You Lift Me Up | Josh Groban
  • Blue Rhondo\Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • Nearness of You | Hoagy Carmichael
  • Moonlight Serenade | Glen Miller
  • Rhapsody In Blue | Gershwin
  • What is This Thing Called Love | Cole Porter
  • Sophisticated Lady | Duke Ellington
  • Begin the Beguine | Cole Porter
  • Our love is Here To Stay | Gershwin
  • So In Love | Cole Porter
  • Dindi | Carlos Jobim
  • Secret Love | Doris Day
  • Blue Monk | Thelonius Monk
  • Bluesette | Toots Thielman
  • Sunrise Sunset/If I were a Rich Man | Fiddler On The Roof
  • Morning Has Broken | Cat Stevens
  • Always A Woman to Me | Billy Joel
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • She's Got a Way About Her | Billy Joel
  • New York State of Mind | Billy Joel
  • Up On The Roof | Drifters
  • Deep Purple\Smoke Gets in Your eyes | Platters
  • Breezin | George Benson
  • Twin Peaks | Movie Theme A. Baldimante
  • Sailing | Chris Cross
  • Time After Time | Cyndi Lauper
  • Love Walked In\But Not For Me | George Gershwin
  • Here Comes The Sun | Beatles
  • Black Bird | Beatles
  • Somewhere In Time | Movie Theme
  • Prelude in C | Bach
  • Joy Of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Someone To Watch Over Me | Gershwin
  • Crazy\I'm So Lonesome | Willie Nelson
  • Last Date | Floyd Kramer
  • Will You Still Love Me Tommorow | Carole King
  • The Little Mermaid | Disney
  • On The Street Where You Live | My Fair Lady
  • Lullaby of Birdland | George Shearing
  • It had to Be You | Theme from Sleepless in Seattle
  • What's New | Linda Ronstadt
  • Canadian Sunset | Eddie Heywood
  • A Man And A Woman | Movie theme
  • Strangers in the NIght | Sinatra
  • All the Way | Sinatra
  • It Was a Very Good Year | Sinatra
  • Softly as I Leave You | Sinatra
  • The Summer Wind | Sinatra
  • Night and Day | Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Sinatra
  • I've Got the World On a String | Sinatra
  • Paper Moon | Sinatra
  • One For My Baby | Sinatra
  • Witchcraft | Sinatra
  • Learning the Blues | Sinatra
  • You Make Me Feel So Young | Sinatra
  • Young at Heart | Sinatra
  • My Way | Sinatra
  • New York New York | Sinatra
  • Let's Get Away From It All | Sinatra
  • Body and Soul | Sinatra
  • Fools Rush In | Jazz Standard
  • Lady Is a Tramp | Sinatra
  • What is This Thing Called Love | Jazz Standard
  • Where Or When | Jazz Standard
  • Stella By Starlight | Jazz Standard
  • Nightingale Sang in Barclay Square | Jazz Standard
  • How High the Moon | Jazz Standard
  • Fly me to the Moon | Jazz Standard
  • Makin Whoopee | Jazz Standard
  • Stormy Weather | Jazz Standard
  • Let's Face the Music and Dance | Jazz Standard
  • These Foolish Things | Jazz Standard
  • East of the Sun | Jazz Standard
  • Canon in D | Pachabel
  • Variation on a Theme from Paganini | Rachmaninoff
  • Reverie | Debussy
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Love and Marriage | Sinatra

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

March 16, 2024 • Wedding Reception
Sat2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Oak Brook, IL
October 26, 2024 • Wedding
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Chicago, IL

Past Events

December 9, 2023 • Christmas Party
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Northbrook, IL
March 25, 2023 • Celebration
Sat10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Chicago, IL
December 17, 2022 • Private Party
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chicago, IL
December 9, 2022 • Wedding
Fri5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Chicago, IL
December 3, 2022 • Christmas Party
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Vernon Hills, IL
September 24, 2022 • Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Chicago, IL
May 1, 2022 • Bridal Shower
Sun11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Arlington Heights, IL
December 11, 2021 • Christmas Party
Sat5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Flossmoor, IL
November 20, 2021 • Wedding
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mount Prospect, IL
October 30, 2021 • Memorial Service
Sat5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Chicago, IL
June 19, 2021 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Chicago, IL
June 6, 2021 • Baby Shower
Sun11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Crystal Lake, IL

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